Finding Aid for the Smothers Brothers Collection of Television Scripts and Production Material, ca. 1962-1976

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Smothers Brothers Collection of Television Scripts and Production Material
Date (inclusive): ca. 1962-1976
Collection number: PASC 36
Creator: Smothers Brothers.
Extent: 115 boxes (57.5 linear ft.)
Abstract: This collection consists of manuscript conductors' scores, and parts in manuscript or ozalid copy, of arrangements for the Smothers Brothers TV show.
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Dick and Tom Smothers, 1976.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Smothers Brothers Collection of Television Scripts and Production Material (Collection Number PASC 36). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

Biography/History

Tom Smothers was born on Feb. 2, 1937, and his brother Dick on Nov. 20, 1938 on Governors Island, NY; both were students at San Jose State College; together, they began a song and comedy act leading to appearances at San Francisco's Purple Onion, the Blue Angel in New York, and other nightclub stints at Reno, Lake Tahoe, Las Vegas, and elsewhere; co-starred in the television situation comedy The Smothers Brothers show (1965-66), The Smothers Brothers comedy hour (1967-69, 1970), The Smothers Brothers show (1975), and The Smothers Brothers special and series (1988-89); they both starred in the Broadway production, I love my wife ; Tom owns a winery in Kenwood, CA, and has starred in the films The silver bears, Get to know your rabbit , A pleasure doing business, Serial, There goes the bride, Pandemonium, and Speed zone; Dick appeared in the film Casino (1995).

Scope and Content

Collection consists of manuscript conductors' scores, and parts in manuscript or ozalid copy, of arrangements for the Smothers Brothers TV show, Summer Brothers Smothers show, and Return of the Smothers Brothers show; scores, parts and scripts of special material for the Smothers Brothers; arrangements for a Smothers Brothers record album.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. Smothers Brothers TV, Summer Brothers Smothers show, Return of the Smothers Brothers
  2. Smothers Brothers TV shows, numbers 1-13 (1974-75)
  3. Smothers Brothers TV show - miscellaneous
  4. Tom Dick - special material (music arrangement)
  5. Smothers Brothers album music score

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Smothers Brothers comedy hour (Television program) Smothers Brothers show (Television program)

Genres and Forms of Material

television scripts.

Related Material

The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour and The Smothers Brothers Show. Available at the UCLA Film and Television Archive.
Smothers Brothers Collection of Musical Arrangements (Collection 36). Available at Performing Arts Special Collections, UCLA.

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